It's all in the details! We've all heard that saying and I agree 100%. Jenny & Danny's wedding at James River Cellars was all about, friends, love and DETAILS!! Fall is my favorite time of year which made Jenny & Danny's fall country themed wedding all that more exciting for me! They had mums, pumpkins, corn kernels, coffee beans, candles, gourds (as flower vases), burlap, and circular pieces of wood. Everything looked so beautiful! What was even more amazing was the decor was all Jenny. Well, not all Jenny. Danny built a beautiful archway made of shutters for the wedding party to walk through on the way to the ceremony. Amazing!!! The James River Cellar was the perfect location for Jenny & Danny's outdoor fall country wedding! When having an outdoor wedding there is always the risk of rain which seemed to be a real threat for Jenny & Danny's wedding day. The sky was overcast most of the day, but the rain was holding out until about 20 minutes before the ceremony that is. When Mother Nature began to unleash her furry Jenny very calmly said, "let's give it 15 minutes" before moving everything under the tent. Just as quickly as abruptly as it stormed in the rain vanished and Jenny & Danny's outdoor wedding went as planned.
A new tradition as started where many couples are opting to do a "first look" before the ceremony while others take the more traditional approach and wait to see each other for the first time walking down the aisle. Many, like Jenny & Danny, blend the two and have a 'blind first look". A blind first look allows couples to connect by holding hands without actually seeing each other. Jenny & Danny met under a tree moments before their ceremony. I love blind "first looks" they add to the excitement and anticipation of the day. I wish I could go back and do this for my wedding!
Jenny & Danny's wedding ceremony was perfect and the reception was lots of fun! Jenny & Danny are fortunate to be surrounded by family who loves them and friendships that extend beyond 25 years! Friendships are so important and facebook allows us to stay in touch after high school or college, moving away, marriages and kids. It's nice to see what people are up to and know that they are well. There's something to be said though for friendships that last for decades without the need or help of facebook. People who have kept in touch, remained close and eventually become your family. I have to admit that I'm a bit jealous of these friendships. I moved around a couple times as a kid and although I'm thankful that I am able to stay connected with many friends from the past, it's not the same. It was a lot of fun to watch and photograph these Jenny & Danny with these friends. The connection they all share could never be broken and translated as such through my camera.
Congratulations Jenny & Danny! Here's to lasting friendships and lasting love. I wish you both much love and happiness for a lifetime!
Love this wedding day survival kit. I especially love the vintage case it's in!!
These guys were too funny together!
The blind "first look"
Here comes the bride and the real first look!
You're gonna love these details!
This may be the best cake feeding EVER!
Let's Dance. Put on your red shoes..
"I don't know what to do and I'm always in the dark we're living in a powder keg and giving off sparks (massive drum beat) I REALY NEED YOU TONIGHT! Forever's gonna start tonight. Forever's gonna start" Perhaps I'm dating myself here, but this has to be one of the greatest songs of all time!!! I wanted to hand my camera off to anyone who would take it and sing my heart out with these ladies!
THRILLER. Thriller Time. Another classic. I so wish I could have been a guest at this wedding :)
Venue - James River Cellars
Bride's dress - David's Bridal
Men's attire - Men's Wearhouse
Florist - Jean Loonam
Cater - Buzz and Neds BBQ
Wedding Planner - Sarah DeKeyser
Cake - Tiers of Joy
Special thanks to my second shooter Jaclyn Brown!